of Marion, AR
March 16, 1929 - October 4, 2021
Freddie "Bud" Taylor was born March 16, 1929 and went to be with his Lord on October 4, 2021. He lived a full life of 92 years.Mr. Taylor is survived by his daughter, Diana Ballard, 4 grandchildren, Natasha Duck (John), Kayla Landry (Eric) Emily Ballard, and Joshua Ballard (Shay) and 11 great grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild all of Marion, AR. He is also survived by 2 brothers Robert Taylor of Lansing, MI. and Douglas Taylor and a long list of nieces and nephews, who he loved dearly. Bud was preceded in death by Mary Lou Taylor, his loving wife of 62 years, his parents Emily and Fred Taylor of Black Oak, AR. 2 brothers Bill Taylor of Marked Tree, AR, Jim Taylor of Flippin, AR, and 3 sisters Gertrude Gann of Sarasota, FL, Marie Criswell of Black Oak, AR, Betty Lou Guzman of Monte Alto, TX. Bud was a retired trim carpenter for C & L Builders. He was known as one of the finest trim carpenters in the State of Arkansas. Everyone wanted him to finish their homes!In retirement he loved sitting in the swing in the front yard with his great grandchildren and great-great grandson, spending time with his family, and watching baseball games on TV. He was often thought of as superman to his grandchildren. Bud was a member of the Church of Christ HWY64 Marion, AR. He was a friend to all and will be deeply missed. He helped his neighbors, and had many great friends in the neighborhood who thought of him as family. In lieu of flowers please send donations to St Jude Children's Hospital or the American Cancer Society.
im going to miss you uncle Bud, you kind heart and love for your family even me. when things got bad you told me to look up and cheer up it will be ok.. but now your going and the things i really didn't get to say.. well tell grandma i love her and uncle jimmy and stormy I said hey and one day we will get to go and rest forever...Love you always Johnny Dunavin
Ted and I send our deepest sympathy, we so wanted to attend the service today but Ted is not feeling well due to his cancer we will be praying for the family.
We are so sorry for the loss of a great guy. It is always hard to say good by to someone you love but thankfully he was a Godly man and lived a long and full life. May God bring the family comfort and grace
My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family.
I have known Bud and Mary Lou since I was a teenager. Friends of mom and dad we seen them often. Even after mom passed they would come by and see dad. He will be missed greatly but is safe in the arms of God with family and friends.
I new him and "Marilou", as my mom called her. We lived in Marion for awhile, he and my dad worked together. He was my great uncle reading the above, I see he really was, "Great". My name is "Bud", and as it turns out I'm a finish carpenter, but I'm sure I couldn't hold a candle to "Bud Taylor".
Bud was always kind to me when we attended at Marion Church of Christ. He and Mary Lou always made me feel welcomed and we shared many fellowship dinners together. He will be missed and know that my thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
The Gibson Family lost a great family friend, Bud and my dad worked together for years and they became best of friends, all I can say is Mary Lou, Mom and Dad was waiting for him with loving arms and I can hear Dad saying what took you so long these women are driving me crazy, see after they met then their wife's became best of friends for over 50 years, then Diane and I became best friends when we were younger.....so we became one big family. I have many pictures hanging on my walls with frames that he made that I have and always will treasure. Our thoughts and prayers will be with each and everyone of you.......love always your extended Gibson Family
Bud was a great man, Christian, and friend, he will truly be missed. Our prayers go out to his family.
Such a fine person. It was a pure pleasure to be the preacher of the congregation where he and sister Mary Lou attended faithfully so many years. At his passing, he was the oldest member of the Marion Church of Christ and longest member in years of anyone presently living. They were stalwarts in the community, loved by everyone. So many things could be said of brother Bud concerning his work, his love of eating fish, and on and on - certainly his love of God. But when I think of brother Bud, I think this was a very good man. If only the world could be filled with such people, there would be no need for armies, weapons, police forces, jails. There would be no needy and starving people. There would be no people in distress without assistance. Yes, this was truly a very good man. One of the best.
Tasha,My prayers are with you and your family. Your grandparents were both so kind, I am grateful to had known them. God Bless,Amanda
I’ve known Bud, since I was a young boy on the farm and his family farmed with us. There has never been a better man than Bud Taylor. Bud, was seven years older than me. He and his brothers were part of my education, telling me stories that I remember to this day. You didn’t want to challenge Bud to a days work because you would loose. He could pick more cotton, chop more rows, or saw more wood than any of us. He was strong in body and mind. After the farm days, Bud worked with my brother and father in construction for forty seven years. He became the best trim carpenter around. When Bud trimmed a house the joints and lines were perfect. He could trim a house quicker and better than any anyone else around. When I learned of Bud’s passing, I sat and reminisced over the last Seventy five years with sorrow and a smile knowing Bud’s life was a life well lived.
I worked with Bud when I worked with Milton Baser in the early 70’s he was a good man and a friend may God bless his family during this time of loss